What is eczema?
Eczema is a skin disease that affects millions around the world (about 10-20 percent of people are estimated to have this skin condition).
Which is quite high and the fact is that eczema is not curable but it is treatable.
Meaning you can successfully treat all the symptoms of eczema but you cannot guarantee that it will not return again in near future.
What causes eczema?
There are many factors that can cause or trigger eczema.
The environment or weather seems to be one of the trigger causes of eczema, studies show that cold countries have higher rate of eczema patients. And that makes sense since cold weather can dry your skin which is a symptom of eczema.
Other factors such your lifestyle can also trigger eczema. Excessive use of perfumes and
lotions irritates body skin which can lead to rash another symptom of eczema. These harsh chemicals can also affect your skin in getting more weaker to bacteria which in long run can lead you to look older than what you really are.
Diet has been studies heavily that scientist found that people with a heavy diet of milk, eggs, butter and peanuts are more likely to get infected with this skin disease. But this does not mean that you should stop consuming these goods, what does this mean is that if you are an eczema patient you should balance your daily diet and spread your meals in smaller portions to avoid eczema quick spread. In other words avoiding these food types can boost your recovery time and reduce eczema spreading.
And lastly eczema or acne can be inherited, meaning if your first, second or third family tree member had eczema in the past you are likely to inherit that gene which means you are also likely to transfer or pass to your children and grandchildren.
What are the symptoms of eczema?
We already mentioned some of them but there are other.
The most common symptoms of this skin condition are: dryness, irritation, inflammation, redness and pain. In some extreme cases it can also change the pigment of your skin.
So how can I treat eczema?
There are many creams, lotions and pills to treat this skin disease, however there are other ways that you can treat its symptoms.
Here are few natural ways that are proven to treat eczema symptoms:
- Wearing cotton clothes more often, cotton has been proven to ease the skin irritation that is caused by eczema, since cotton is very soft, smooth and itchy free material unlike wool which does exactly opposite of cotton it irritates furthermore and studies show that wearing wool clothes can cause a quick spread of this skin condition. Therefore stop wearing wool material all together and switch to cotton wear.
- Applying oatmeal paste over your skin has been proven to ease eczema pain, simply mix water with oatmeal and create a homemade cream or paste and apply over the infected area. The properties of oatmeal will ease skin irritation and by doing regularly you can reduce the actual eczema bacteria.
- Magnesium sulphite or Epsom salt can reduce most of the eczema symptoms.